There is always that one joy that puts a smile on a lazy lifeguard’s face. After all, if the pool is just empty and there is no inclement weather, sometimes lifeguards are subjected to doing cleaning tasks such as polishing stainless steel or scrubbing the scum line. Yuck!
When it thunders however, it is deemed unsafe and it is strongly advised that no one enters the deck. Goodbye work!
During a thunderstorm, the pool is cleared, with all access doors locked. And guards usually sit in the guard office and talk about dumb things that happened to them. There is also one lucky guard that has to sit outside or within earshot range to listen for any claps of thunder. This is the guard that patrons watch like a hawk, because when you’re waiting to get back in the pool, there’s nothing better to do. I can assure you, gentle reader, that though it seems we’re not doing our job, then you’re right, it’s one of the few times we actually can.
There have always been lifeguards that joke about dropping chocolate bars in the pool as an excuse to kick people out. But I have yet to see a bunch of lifeguards hide behind the pump room shaking tin foil and beating old trash can lids together.